We ran, we saw, we conquered!Posted 2016-11-22
During October, 1273 people gathered together all over the world to run for a cause. Together we raised awareness for girls and women all over the globe.
By taking part in the initiative If Girls Ran the World me and 10 other women at tretton37 helped and encouraged other women to follow their dreams of pursuing a career in tech.
For four weeks, we ran together every Monday during lunch and on our own after work. For every 1337 meters we ran, tretton37 donated 50 SEK to our fundraising page. Apart from our own contributions we also got contributions from people who wanted to support us and other women, and for that we are very, very grateful.
I’m not going to lie - running felt good. At least afterwards. But the satisfaction of knowing that we actually managed to raise $525.76 in favour of the organization Girls in Tech feels even better. The money that we donated will help Girls in Tech fund their different programs, like their mentorship program for both girls and women, their virtual classroom XChange that engages with women from different parts of the world and bootcamps that teaches women programming, leadership, product devlopment and other valuable skills - just to mention a few.
Together we can make a change.
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